Sebi raises employee quota in public offers to Rs5 lakh

Sebi allowed under-subscription in the employee reservation portion to be allotted to employees over and above the extant limit of Rs2 lakh on a proportionate basis


The move follows representations requesting Sebi to relax its regulations to enable employees to apply for shares beyond the limit of Rs2 lakh per employee. Photo: Mint
The move follows representations requesting Sebi to relax its regulations to enable employees to apply for shares beyond the limit of Rs2 lakh per employee. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: Allowing companies to allot more shares for their employees during public offers, markets regulator Sebi has notified norms to increase the value of such allotments to Rs5 lakh, up from Rs2 lakh currently, under staff quota.

The move follows representations requesting Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to relax its regulations to enable employees to apply for shares beyond the limit of Rs2 lakh per employee.

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Besides, Sebi allowed under-subscription in the employee reservation portion to be allotted to employees over and above the extant limit of Rs2 lakh on a proportionate basis. The new norms would come under Sebi (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, also known as ICDR Regulations.

“Provided that in the event of under-subscription in the employee reservation portion, the unsubscribed portion may be allotted on a proportionate basis, for a value in excess of Rs2 lakh, subject to the total allotment to an employee not exceeding Rs5 lakh,” Sebi said in a notification made public on Thursday. The Sebi board approved these proposals in September.

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